Sunday, February 5, 2012

January tally

Back on Jan. 4, 2012, my post was about hand quilting and setting up a time sheet to help keep me motivated into doing some hand quilting every day. So, for January my tally was 28 days of quilting and 3 missed days.

Some days, a good hour was accomplished; other days just 5 mins. Still, this schedule is really helping me keep at it and that is a good thing! I'm seeing progress and that makes me smile.

This hexagon quilt is about 1/4 of the way done. See the arrow pointing at a piece of black to indicate my starting point for doing diagonal rows? All horizontal rows up to this point have been done and I'm doing diagonal rows in both directions. This has been a great start and I'm hoping to have this done by the end of May. We'll see! My pumpkin quilt hanging also got worked on and there is just the top border to quilt and it will be ready for finishing. Progress, progress, progress!

Have a great day!

12 comments:

Me and My Stitches said...

You are doing great on all of your projects! I keep telling myself that I'm going to hand quilt every day, but I just don't seem to get it done. I need to follow your lead!

W. Latane Barton said...

I do love hand quilting!! It takes a long time but so worth it. And, I love the pumpkins. So cute.

Quiltbiene said...

Your Pumpkin-Quilt is so lovely.
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Jennifer said...

Oh, I love those pumpkins! Your pretty hexagon quilt should be finished for summer.....very appropriate, as it's so summery in its colours and design.

Betweens said...

Show off...VBG. They are wonderful! I love the pinwheel quilt in your last post it didn`t take you long to get that one done and all those circles you appliqued.
pst. I am finally done the basket quilt! I am free

Teresa said...

I like the quilting on the pumpkins and I have a question. It does not look to me like you are quilting over the pumpkins. How do you accomplish the stopping and starting quilting at each pumpkin? My machine does the lock stitch and I do that, but sometimes it leaves a little nubby where I stopped.

Donna said...

I love both quilts, but have a special fondness for the pumpkins. Congratulations on making such good progress.

Hettie Pringle said...

I just have to copy your idea of leaving the quilt on a table and working a little every day. I have a hexagon quilt and I always joke and say I started it when I was 15, well, the joke is not funny anymore. Hope you have it done soon to motivate me even further!

Dolores said...

Love the pumpkin quilt.

pajudie said...

I'm interested in how you're quilting your hexagon quilt - I've got one in progress and am not sure just how to quilt it. Any help would be appreciated :o)

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MARCIE said...

By any chance are some of my hexagons in that quilt? I seem to recognize a few. It sure is a pretty quilt! You always do such beautiful work!